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House approves mortgage bailout

The House of Representatives passed a housing rescue bill on Thursday, providing $300 billion in refinanced mortgages for struggling homeowners.

July 09, 2008 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Bush OKs bill to study Rim of the Valley expansion

The president has signed off on a bill that could lead to expanding the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area to include the Rim of the Valley Corridor - quadrupling the size of the recreation area.

July 09, 2008 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Agency pooh-poohs water warning

Whether or not the EPA moves to limit the amount of a rocket fuel additive in drinking water won't affect the efforts already under way to remove the cancer-causing chemical from Santa Clarita groundwater, a local water official says.

Responding to news out of Washington that the Environmental Protection Agency is unlikely to take action to rid drinking water of a toxic rocket fuel byproduct, Dan Masnada, general manager of the Castaic Lake Water Agency, said the ongoing cleanup of the Whittaker-Bermite site speaks for itself.

July 09, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV Sheriff's Station marks 36th anniversary

The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station in the Santa Clarita Civic Center at the corner of Magic Mountain Parkway and Valencia Boulevard opened its doors 36 years ago on May 8, 1972.

July 09, 2008 | By Stephen K. Peeples Signal Online Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Suspected kidnapper arrested

A Palmdale man is in custody after allegedly attempting to kidnap a 15-year-old girl at a Canyon Country bus stop last week, officials said on Thursday.

July 09, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Pride Week under way across city

The city's been pushing for a little extra pride this week, leading up to Saturday.

July 09, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Pine Mountain hosts Lilac Festival

The Frazier Park area is gearing up for a chance to stop and smell the flowers.

Pine Mountain Club's 26th annual Lilac Festival is set for May 17-18, featuring music, arts and crafts, food and children's activities.

July 09, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Students present homeschool musical

'High School Musical" was a huge hit for Disney, and now some local homeschooled students are hoping that their "homeschool musical" will generate just as much appreciation from Santa Clarita audiences.

July 09, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Discovery Channel's Bear Grylls meets fans in Valencia

It was man versus crowd Tuesday night, as Barnes & Noble in Valencia was packed with shoppers waiting for a chance to meet British adventurer Bear Grylls.

The host of Discovery Channel's "Man Vs Wild" was in town to sign copies of his latest book, "Man Vs Wild: Survival Techniques from the Most Dangerous Places on Earth."

July 08, 2008 | By Josh Premako Signal City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


McKeon steps up to help Iwo Jima veteran

A decorated World War II veteran who served with the United States Marines and fought at the battle of Iwo Jima no longer owes the Department of Veterans Affairs almost $4,000 in overpayments after U.S. Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon championed his case and won.

Retired Staff Sergeant Carl Diekman of the U.S. Marines 5th Division was sitting in an armchair by the phone inside his mobile home in Canyon Country on Tuesday when the phone rang shortly after 2:30 p.m.

July 08, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


News briefs

Interstate 5 near Hasley Canyon Road in Castaic will be closed tonight and Thursday night between 11 p.m. and 4 a.m. while a county Public Works crew works on the south portion of the Hasley Canyon Bridge.

On Wednesday, southbound traffic will be re-routed at the Lake Hughes Road off-ramp and traffic will proceed south on The Old Road to the southbound I-5 on-ramp just north of Rye Canyon. On Thursday, northbound traffic will exit at Highway 126 west and proceed south on Commerce Center Drive, then east on Henry Mayo Drive, north on The Old Road to ...

July 08, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hospital closing transitional care unit

The transitional care unit at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital is scheduled to close by June 5, a hospital spokeswoman said Tuesday.

The 27-bed unit that houses mostly seniors recovering from their hospital stay will be converted to a 27-bed general medical surgical unit by the end of summer.

July 08, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Trio arrested for allegedly stealing car

A Newhall traffic stop ended with three local residents arrested for allegedly having stolen the car and using it in several burglaries.

Christopher Morejon, 20, of Canyon Country, Jaspreet Bassi, 29, of Newhall and Jacquelyn Hiner, 21, of Castaic, were arrested Friday night on Sierra Highway near the intersection of Placerita Canyon Road, according to a sheriff's report.

July 08, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Kids have fun at career day

Like most career day events, Bouquet Canyon Elementary School's featured presentations by local professionals.

However, somewhere along the way there was also a fistfight.

July 07, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Thieves break into autos during prom

Several juniors and seniors stepped off the bus at Valencia High School after a memorable prom night on Saturday evening, only to find that their vehicles were broken into, according to Becky Shoberg, whose son attended the prom and whose truck was vandalized at the school.

Officials at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station confirmed the report.

July 07, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Part I crimes, grand theft auto decline in city

Santa Clarita, CA – The City of Santa Clarita saw a significant decline in Part One and Grand Theft Auto crimes during the first three months of 2014 compared to 2013, according to a preliminary report filed by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

April 22, 2014 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | Santa Clarita Valley News


Guns, badges stolen during police charity game

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Police say guns, badges and other items belonging to San Diego-area law enforcement personnel were stolen during a weekend charity football game in Los Angeles.

April 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


COC Associated Student Government hosts congressional candidate forum

SANTA CLARITA - The Associated Student Government (ASG) at College of the Canyons is inviting all students and community members to a public candidate forum with the eight individuals seeking election to California's 25th Congressional District.

April 22, 2014 | Source: SCV EDC | Santa Clarita Valley News


Petition-gatherer ID’d after battery arrest

A signature-gatherer outside a local Walmart, arrested for battery after allegedly punching someone in the hand last weekend, has been identified as a woman from Illinois, according to an official with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.

April 22, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


With the turn of a key, Valencia student wins new car

As the school winds down, local high schoolers got fired up at the chance to win a new car from Nissan of Valencia during the third annual Nissan Car Giveaway at COC's Cougar Stadium in Valencia.

April 22, 2014 | By Charlie Kaijo Signal Staff Photographer | Santa Clarita Valley News


One arrested in father, son stabbing in Newhall

A father and son were recovering Monday after being stabbed outside a bar last weekend, while one suspect was being held in connection with the stabbing, a Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station detective said.

April 21, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Assembly bill seeks to require district elections

A bill that would require some cities, including Santa Clarita, to change their election systems to ones that are district-based has been introduced in the state Assembly and is scheduled for a committee hearing this week, officials said Monday.

April 21, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Acosta hopes to be mediator on City Council

Newly elected Santa Clarita City Councilman Dante Acosta's journey to the Santa Clarita Valley is a familiar one.

April 21, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV home sales increase as seasonal spring sales pick up

Both single-family home and condominium sales increased in the Santa Clarita Valley in March compared to February sales, the Southland Regional Association of Realtors announced Monday.

April 21, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


COC Chancellor’s Circle Breakfast Briefing Scheduled for May 2

In an effort to help local business owners see their enterprises thrive and expand, Rick Hernandez, President, Syntesis Global, LLC will deliver the presentation "Growing Your Business in the 21st Century, A New Era" during the spring 2014 College of the Canyons Chancellor's Circle Breakfast Briefing.

April 21, 2014 | Source: College of the Canyons | Santa Clarita Valley News


Still running strong

Local marathon runner Dennis Lebman never got a chance to celebrate after completing last year's Boston Marathon, so now he's going back to run again in one of the world's most renowned foot race, determined to let terrorists know that he and his fellow runners are unshaken, he said.

April 21, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


The City Council’s ‘tiger’ sleeps tonight

"I know at times I alienate people," says City Councilman Frank Ferry. "People aren't neutral about me."

April 21, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Easter in the Park draws hundreds

Joining Christians around the world in celebrating the faith's holiest day of observance, about 300 people from across the Santa Clarita Valley took part in an Easter in the Park service and breakfast Sunday morning at Dr. Richard H. Rioux Memorial Park in Stevenson Ranch, hosted by His Way Church.

April 21, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Billboard petition supporter arrested

Emotions appear to be running high over a petition drive aimed at stopping Santa Clarita's plan to install electronic billboards along freeways in the city, resulting in several recent clashes between petition supporters and opponents and the arrest of a woman who was gathering signatures at a local Walmart this past weekend, sheriff's officials confirmed.

April 21, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hundreds attend passion play during Easter weekend

Hundreds of attendees watched as Jonathan Moore portrayed Jesus Christ during the Easter Sunrise passion play "A Living Hope" presented at Vasquez Rocks Natural Area Park in Agua Dulce on Saturday afternoon.

April 20, 2014 | Photos by Dan Watson | Santa Clarita Valley News


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